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Awards range from $2,500 to $10,000.

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The ProStart Program lands in D.C

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Use our Career Path to fire up your future in the restaurant industry.

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Advance your career with education, training and certifications.


Since 1987, we’ve helped nearly 2,000 students with merit-based undergraduate scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.

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Come join the first-ever apprenticeship program developed specifically for restaurant, food service, and hospitality.

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Whether you want to get ServSafe certified or become a Certified Secondary Foodservice Educator, we have you covered.

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Ted Allen, host of the Food Network’s “Chopped” and author of "In My Kitchen" shared industry tips at the 2018 National ProStart Invitational.

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NRAEF Wins 2018 "Power of A" Gold Award

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) awarded the NRAEF with a 2018 “Power of A” Gold Award for innovative programs and activities that positively impact America and the world.

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$800,000 in Scholarships Offered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation


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Ecolab is committed to the future of the restaurant industry

Ecolab Inc. helped raise more than $200,000 for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) during the 16th Annual Ecolab Chairman's Reception.

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The National Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s mission is to attract, empower and advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders.

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